Posts from

2010

Telling Stories with Data, A VisWeek 2010 Workshop

This is a guest post by Joan DiMicco, who heads the IBM Visual Communication Lab. Matt McKeon, Karrie Karahalios, and Joan hosted a workshop on…

Making recalls and market withdrawals more accessible

Last week I found out that the FDA has a feed for all product recalls and market withdrawals since 2009 and an RSS feed with…

Mexican drug cartel network map

I'm not entirely sure what we're looking at here, other than relationships between Mexican drug cartels. Maybe someone can shed some light on the subject.…

What New Yorkers complain about

Wired, in collaboration with Pitch Interactive, has a look at complaints called in over the 311 line in New York. The above is a sample…

Find the names in your data with Mr. People

Inspired by Shan Carter's simple data converter, appropriately named Mr. Data Converter, Matthew Ericson just put Mr. People online. The tool lets you paste a…

Best of FlowingData – October 2010

Here are the most popular posts of October, according to combination of views and comments. Thanks again for sharing, linking, and liking. Every little bit…

Simple analysis makes Expedia extra $12m

There was a problem on Expedia where a lot of people were choosing their itinerary, entering their information and then dropping off after they clicked…

Open thread: How do you start working on a data graphic?

People approach data in different ways, especially across different fields. When you're presented with a dataset that you have to convert to a graphic, what's…

When people break up, according to Facebook updates

For his book The Visual Miscellaneum, David McCandless, along with Lee Byron, had a look at breakups on Facebook, according to status updates. They looked…

Review: Atlas of Science, Visualizing What We Know

Katy Börner, professor of information science, catalogs visualization and science in Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know. Cartographic maps have guided our explorations for…

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My many thanks to the FlowingData sponsors. They help me keep the servers running and the posts coming. Check 'em out. They help you understand…

Keeping an eye on election results

All eyes here in the states will be on election results tonight, and all the major graphics desks have been hard at work to provide…

Past century of government and economy

John Palmer has a look at the past 100 years of government and economic indicators: This historical perspective visualizes economic trends and spending patterns, during…

Issues Americans care about

Every year the Pew Research Center asks Americans what their top political priority is for the year. It should come as no surprise that the…

Billionaires’ favorite politicians

Jon Bruner for Forbes reports on billionaire contributions to politicians over the past four years: The billionaires on the Forbes 400 list have given more…

The Election on Twitter

In what seems to have become an expectation during all major events, a Twitter tracker from the New York Times shows you what candidates are…

Data Underload #24 – My Candy

One pound for them. Nine pounds for you. Happy Halloween. Watch out for flaming bags of dog poo on your doorstep.…

Stat concepts to the tune of Gershwin

Stat people will probably find this amusing. For the rest, this might make your head explode. Gurdeep Stephens and Michael Greenacre perform classic songs but…

Famous logos and brands simplified

How well do you know your logos and brands? Or more importantly, how memorable are company logos that you don't even need to see the…

Why everyone should learn programming

Daniel Shiffman, assistant professor at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program, talks programming, computation, data, and why everyone should learn programming in this interview by Mark…